Part-Time CIOs Can Help With Digital Transformations

2020 provided us with many business lessons. A top one is to rethink how you use technology. The companies that saw more revenue and greater market share all had technology as a central component. Larger companies with extended IT departments and the pockets to pay McKinsey consultants are rethinking how they are using technology. They are looking to monetize data or use IT to expand services. But what can the midsized or smaller companies do? What if your IT department is only 10 people and they have full workloads? Those big-name consulting firms do not return your call unless you [...]

How Low-Code Tools Can Help Your Digital Transformation

Companies are heavily investing in digital transformation projects. It is hard to read an article that doesn't tell you that your company needs to digitally transform. While it is obvious that all companies need to do this, there is an open question about what to do. Switching to Agile methodologies and moving your servers to the cloud are common things companies are doing. But these activities are not going to make a difference this quarter or the next. Agile requires a cultural shift in your company. Have you ever seen what happens the first time you ask a developer for [...]

Why is Python the Top Choice for Data Scientists

Both Python and R are popular programming languages among data scientists. Naturally, there is also plenty of debate regarding which language works better for data analysis. Python is generally more common than R, and for a good reason. The programming language offers various advantages that make it superior to R. Read on as we discuss the use of Python vs. R for data science and why each is used.1.    Google Uses PythonPerhaps the most notable application of Python that also testifies its superiority is that Google uses it for its machine learning framework. Google’s TensorFlow is an open-source library. It [...]

Software Development Trends for 2021

5 Software Development Trends for 2021 2020 has been a relatively good year for technology and software development. Companies such as Zoom witnessed record growth, and the sector saw relatively low levels of employment and a strong job market. Consequently, software developers have enjoyed a significant amount of job security that has been difficult to find amid the COVID-19 pandemic. What does 2021 hold for the technology sector, though? Read on as we discuss the top software development trends for 2021. 1.    The Rising Popularity of Low-Code/No-Code Low-code software allows you to customize applications and software with a minimal [...]

Things to Consider before Signing that MSP Contract

Signing up with a Managed Service Provider (MSP) is a big commitment. There is a trend underway where more companies are turning to MSPs.  With expanded services and products offerings, it is increasingly a good idea for a company to use an MSP. Still there are long commitments and potentially thousands of dollars a month. Companies need to look past the sales pitches and consider the finer point of the contracts before signing the dotted line. Here are some insider tips from individuals who work with MSP contracts and services. Measuring Downtime How does the vendor measure downtime? Does [...]